In 1986, Citymeals Founder Gael Greene and then Board Member Joan Weill conceived the Power Lunch for Women as a spoof on the concept of the men's power breakfast. 

Thirty-five years later, we're still bringing together friends — old and new — to raise awareness and funds for the fight to end elder hunger.

2022 Power Lunch Attendees Hoda Kotb, Jenna Bush Hager, Savannah Guthrie, and Stephanie Ruhle
35th Annual Power Lunch Attendees Hoda Kotb, Honoree Jenna Bush Hager, Savannah Guthrie, and event emcee Stephanie Ruhle 

This November, we honored longtime volunteers Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager, and steadfast partner Bloomberg. The event was emceed by Stephanie Ruhle, MSNBC Host and NBC News Senior Business Analyst.

This year's event was attended by 300 leaders from the worlds of business, media, politics, philanthropy and entertainment and raised nearly $3.7 million to prepare and deliver meals to older New Yorkers in need. Read the press release and check out press coverage and event photos

Thanks to Citymeals official airline American Airlines and official water FIJI Water for their support, and to our generous patrons.